With Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 on the GBA out of the way, it was time to start on the next game in the series: THUG. Spent about half an hour playing it, but haven’t actually done a great deal yet – only built up my stats. Like the console version of THUG (and unlike THPS4), you build up stats by doing certain tricks and combos. So, to build up your Grind stats, you have to do a long grind, etc. However, you also learn tricks like this too in the GBA version of this game (which I don’t recall you doing in the console version).
Anyway, I’ve opened up a few more areas of the first level (Noo Joyzee) and built up most of my stats to at least half-way.